Building resilience: How citizens were supported to escape poverty in Muhanga

The Inspirer Staff.

Redempta Mukanubaha, a citizen of Muhanga District in Shyogwe Sector has been living a miserable life during a couple of years ago and her children struggled to access education due to lack of school equipments.

The mother of four has benefited from the support of a local non-government organisation dubbed “Hope of Family” that donated her a pig and from that she managed to get manure to increase agriculture productivity that allowed her to buy scolastic materials for the children and to fight malnutrition in her family.

“The project taught us about better education of our children and gave us pigs. Furthermore, they helped me to have a vegetable (kitchen) garden, such that my children cannot sufferer from malnutrition,” Mukanubaha said.

Redempta Mukanubaha.

“My children are performing well at school; I could not follow on their education before because I had no capacity to buy notebooks and pens for them. The pig helped me to sort everything out,” she added.

The project pledged to continue renovating 20 houses for twenty needy families in Muhanga District and give them cows to help them graduate from poverty. They also mobilide citizens to form saving groups and train them about good financial management.

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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